BN will be forever feeling uneasy as long as PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim is still able to roar freely in the stage of national politics, says PKR secretary general Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.
According to Saifuddin, BN continues to view Anwar as their biggest threat, someone who can end their grip on power if his political career is not killed.
Therefore, he said various allegations were thrown at Anwar just to kill him off politically.
“After 16 years, the story of sodomy is still on-going. This is no longer just a slander. They want Anwar out of this world,” added the former Machang MP during the Johor PAS 60th Anniversary Carnival last weekend at Parit Tenom.
Saifuddin added that BN’s actual fear on Anwar was that he had managed to change the minds of the millions during the last general election.
“Maybe if Anwar is no longer around, there won’t be barang naik (prices increase), no more reduction in subsidies, no missing airplane because no captains knew about Anwar. They want us to understand that way,” he chided.
Anwar was sentenced to five years jail after being found guilty of sodomising his former aide Saiful Bukhari.
The sentencing came right before the Kajang by-election nomination day where Anwar was tipped to be PKR’s candidate under the controversial political manoeuvre dubbed as Kajang Move.
Due to the sentencing, Anwar was unable to contest and was replaced by his wife and PKR president Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
Wan Azizah had won with reduce majority. Pakatan Rakyat had claimed that there was significant swing of Malay votes towards their side in the by-election.